Ant is a Java based build tool, similar to make, but with better support for the cross platform issues involved with developing Java applications. Instead of a model where the tool is extended with shell based commands, it is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML based calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object which implements a particular Task interface.
DocumentationUser manual available in HTML format from http://ant.apache.org/manual/index.html
released on 19 May 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|Apache||Janet Casey||5 March 2003|
Leaders and contributors
|Ant development team||Maintainer|
|See for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://ant.apache.org/svn.html|
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview|
|Source requirement||JAXP-compliant XML parser|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 May 2005.
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